Originally Posted by mose16
heres a situation. you are going 80 in a 65. come over a hill and you see a cop, downshift, going 70, get pulled over. he tells you he clocked you at 82. you have a top of the line radar detector (escort passport
, v1, bell) and it never went off. now although it's not recorded, you know there was no radar confirmation to the officer observing you speeding. it couldn't have been a stop watch, because of his location. despite him knowing you were speeding, the state still requires radar confirmation. could this ticket be fought or would it be his word against mine?
First .... You never know when the next curve or hillcrest or tree or median crossove is going to reveal the next cop .... but the next cop always knows exactly where the next potential violator is coming from .... and it's always from over that hillcrest, or around that curve, or past that stand of trees, or past the dirt embankment. He is alerted when just the front bumper or roof top or trailer top is in view. Where there is a rooftop, there is something under it. It takes maybe 37.5 mili secs to release a hold button .... or less. The element of surprise, if present, is always favoring those lying in wait.
Second .... Several possibilities come to mind .............
2) ... Maybe he used LIDAR
3) ... Maybe he used just a very short duration shot. I have demonstrated this to people myself, set their top of line detector on the dash on top ofthe radar readout, and release the hold on the Hawk and reapply it after seeing the speed fast enough that the detector either did not go off, or at the very least, the radar was back on hold when the detector did alert a few milisecs later. These demos occur usually when a client is caught using a radar detector and speeding and swears the detector never alerted, yet it was turned on .... like they thought I was lying.
4) ... Or in the least, it would appear that his eye is keenly tuned to judging speeds of oncoming vehicles over hillcrests, as the "reading" he stated of 82 is pretty close to your admitted speed of 80, perhaps even closer to true speed than even your own car's speedo.